Cutters Crabhouse
Cutters Crabhouse

Cutters Crabhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cutterscrabhouse.com/
  • Phone: (206) 448-4884
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:00 am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-9:30 pm
    Dinner: Friday and Saturday 4:00pm - 10pm
    Weekend Breakfast: Sat & Sun 11am 2:00pm
    Bar: Sun-Thurs open 'til 10:30pm, Fri and Sat 11:30pm
    Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close Saturday and Sunday 4 - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Deborah Breuler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lenora
  • Public Transit: Free Downtown Shuttle!
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Marketplace Parking Garage
    65 Lenora St.
A word from Cutters Crabhouse
One of Seattle’s proudest traditions is the Pike Place Market, right next door. The market thrives by providing the highest quality seasonal products indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. This allows Cutters--totally remodeled in April 2012--to be directly influenced by the unique nature of the market. Because of Cutters' ongoing commitment to incorporate only the finest seasonal Northwest ingredients in all menu offerings, we can truly say: “If it’s there, it’s here."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Cutters Crabhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (132)special occasion (82)fit for foodies (56)good for groups (54)romantic (51)great for lunch (37)neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (20)hot spot (19)great for brunch (18)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (7)Show More
  • Saved the best for last!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were visiting from out of town and saves Cutters for our last night. We were glad we did because it was superb! The crab cocktail was incredible as an appetizer. My Halibut was excellent and the very friendly waiter got our drinks order just like we like it. No complaints, only praise. Thanks for a wonderful evening. Plus, we watched our Bruins man-handle those Trojans from the TV in the bar. A topping on a complete night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cutter's experience #2
    TravelingMan
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Good food and great view. I'll be back Very convenient to the Public Market and a scenic walk. Second visit to Cutters and they do not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go for business meetings
    wbmlfp
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I think our group was the "energetic" one's in the restaurant. The food was excellent, service was top of the line and attentive, and overall great business meeting!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good seafood spot on Puget Sound
    Jake
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Good seafood with view over puget sound. I've seen reviews about spotty service, but our server was spectacular - attentive, informative. If you like seafood eateries on waterfront, this is a good one.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service. VERY noisy to talk
    Moneyman
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Wonderful service,good food but with a group of 7 it was VERY hard to talk to anyone. I tried to talk to the person right across from me and they had to repeat almost everything.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waterfront choice
    MichaelW
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The view of the waterfront (even while under construction) provides an unbeatable ambiance (ask for window seating). The staff is friendly and helpful. When they didn't have the wine we wanted (it was on their wine list) a good recommendation was made at a lower price. The food was 'good' but with the ambiance what was good enough to make a good restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    Jim2win
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had friends in from out of town meeting us at Cutters for dinner. They were about 45 minutes late in getting there but the Cutters staff was great. We were seated at our table and they brought us complimentary crab dish with bread, outstanding. When our friend showed up the staff got them to our table and started taking some more drink orders. We enjoyed our drinks, eat great food and had a great nighttime view of the Sound. The staff was very patient and helpful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Richard Whitworth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The visit to Cutters was GREAT. The only downer for the evening was when I was leaving and the parking garage below you tried to gouge me on the parking rates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to Seattle - with class
    PAtoWA
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I brought my parents here while in town from PA, and we were very impressed with the food, views (even at night) and the overall beauty of the restaurant. Our food came out quickly and timely (cheese curds!), and we all enjoyed the salad and entrees. Was a little more expensive than I typically dine, but honestly worth it. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The seafood was ok. I would go back and try again. The service was very knowledgeable and had good recommendations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great dinner with friends. I had the almond crusted scallops and they were to die for. We started with the crab dip and cheese curds. Very delicious! The food is so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Batting a Thousand
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was my second visit. The Seafood Louis was exquisitly fresh, the view and ambiance stunning as usual, and service front to back superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a pleasure 2 return regularly
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    not only for the excellent locally-sourced food but the reliable and courteous service. The team works together well, and guests are well taken care off. The service from the host to the servers with a smile is prompt and pleasing. Kofi N took excellent care of his guests and his serving skills came with ease. The restaurant has undergone renovations and it looks even better than before. It's a large space but it feels intimate no matter where you sit. The sound system is non-obtrusive, making it possible to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KennethVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Great dining experience. After a day of touring we were able to relax with drinks before dinner. The waiter allowed just the right amount of time to serve us. The dinner was awesome. Everyone on my party came away very happy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Staff is always friendly, food is scrumptious, portions are perfect, and the view is spectacular. I bring guests there all the time for business lunches and dinners. It does not get much better than Cutter's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food and the service was EXCELLENT!!!! EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food excellent, service not so much
    Binglo
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    When we were first seated, service was good. After 30 mins and more tables filling up, we had to search for our server. The food was excellent when we finally got it. Wanted dessert but were afraid we would be there all night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Jewelz
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were an hour early but they seated us immediately. I requested a window seat and got it. Service came quick. Our waiter, Roy, was fabulous! Our orders were perfection. I ordered grilled filet medallions oscar and it was cooked just how I like it. My fiance ordered seafood jambalaya and he couldn't even finish it. It was amazing. On top of that we got a chocolate molten cake with raspberry cheesecake ice cream on the house since we were at Cutters for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner Experience
    StuntBunnyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a weekend in Seattle and chose to have our celebratory dinner at Cutters Crabhouse. I booked our reservation through OpenTable and in the notes section, mentioned the milestone and asked for a window table if one was available. From the moment we arrived EVERYONE we interacted with at Cutters was incredibly friendly, warm and accommodating. (We were congratulated on our anniversary when we checked in, our table was by a window and decorated with confetti.) Our waiter was absolutely perfect (not intrusive but spot-on attentive) and our meal that night was delicious. We were very happy with our entire experience and will definitely be recommending Cutters to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and misses
    Gopher20
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Hits: Drinks and the Chowder were excellent. The sushi was fresh and well prepared. However, the seafood entree was just ok, which surprised me based on the prices. The chef over cooked the King Salmon and depended too much on sauces that over powered the fish.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had great service and atmosphere. The salmon was dry but my sushi and dessert were awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok... not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The highlight of our meal was the fried cheese & spicy jam. The service was great but overall the food was just OK. We went for the seafood but it wasn't the highlight of the menu. It felt like a restaurant that was in its prime in the 80s or 90s.... but now just doesn't quite know what to do with itself. It's very tired.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Romantic Evening
    1stdatememory
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Cutters was an Awesome choice for me and my girlfriend to have dinner. They made it a very special night for us and the staff was second to none in service. I can definitely say we will return to have dinner here the next time we come to Seattle. Thanks Cutters for making it a very Romantic evening for us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view and location
    Boricua
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The restaurant is in an impeccable location right off the Pike's Market. Excellent for lunch and those visiting the market. The view of Elliot bay was great even on a typical overcast day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Premium location and view
    DisraeliGears
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Cutters is a wonderful option for entertaining out of town guests and for celebrating special events. The atmosphere is lively and the location is central to the tourist core of Seattle, being adjacent to Pike's Place market. The close-up view of the city and waterfront with the mountains in the distant is pretty special.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location poor service
    Seatactown
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We went to Cutters on a Tuesday night for dinner. The restaurant was not packed by any means yet somehow our waiter still had s very difficult time coming to our table. Even after eating he left our empty plates for over 20 mins before offering dessert. I was not impressed and have had better experiences before.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite
    Carnivore
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I took a friend here for her birthday dinner. The food was excellent, the view is outstanding and the service was perfectly executed. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good seafood, good view
    shin23
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    visit there with group of 5 for business dinner. Seafood appetizer great, nice main dish choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold high priced food
    soreal
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Roy our server was great, the good on the other hand was cold and high in priced. Oh and did I mention very bland... on a good tip the view and drink drink were great!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a very nice evening here and the view is amazing. We ordered the King crab legs, which were excellent. If they put you in the corner booth (extremely tight on one side - I'm 5'8" and 130 lbs.) just ask kindly to be moved, they will do it with a smile.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Meal!
    Dennis
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We're from out of town and Cutters was recommended to us by a good friend who's local. He wasn't wrong. We set up our reservation on line, which was convenient and easy. The staff seated us right away and the front house staff was prompt and courteous, with great senses of humor. I had the Alaskan Halibut and my wife had the Baked Crab. The fish was flaky and moist, with good flavor. The ginger in the recipe was prominent. Overall quite good. According to my wife, the crab was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No Complaints-Everything just right
    Phillisimo
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Celebrated our tenth anniversary and everyone from the hostess to the bus-boy helped us celebrate with good wishes. Our meals were perfect as was our wine selection. One thing to keep in mind for visitors to Seattle is that Cutters offers a Courtesy Van to pick up and deliver guests at their hotel. This feature is greatly appreciated by us retired folks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comically Arrogant
    Comical
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The service staff where comically arrogant. The restaurant was approximately 25% occupied and despite being on-time for our reservation, we were left to stand in the lobby for 10+ min. After recongnizing us the greeter answer calls, took the names of others arriving, strolled away, anything but seat us. No exploitation was provided. Once we were being seated and saw how deserted the restaurant was, we had to laugh. The server at the table had the same “I'm above this all" attitude. I found myself apologizing to my out of town guests. The behavior of the employees ruined what was otherwise a good meal and view. I'm not planning to come back anytime soon and supect only the owner will care.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • By the Bay
    Bobby
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Very attractive location near Pike Markey in downtown Seattle. Obviously a fish place with fresh products. Good service, attractive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Good things: Sunset view from a window table, nice atmosphere, sushi. Bad things: $40 for King salmon drenched in balsamic vinegar? The chef's special was not good. The entire plate was black from the vinegar. Being the adventurous diner that I am, I decided to try it instead of sending it back. Not a good idea. The underlying ingredients were a good idea but it was ruined before it got to me. This place is expensive and definitely not worth the money with other nearby places offering better cuisine for less money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Combination of great views, very good service and excellent food. Always ask for a table by the window for a view of the sound but even booths across from those tables are up a bit higher and can offer nice views as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frisky
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food was excellent, but service slow. It appeared to me Cutter's needed more waiters at the Sunday dinner hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oyster Run Visit
    Texas1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Flew In from Houston on a vist to a close friend along with my wife on a Friday nite, after we checked in the Edgewater we arrived early and had a few cocktails then dinner. Your Steamers were excellent as my friend recommended.Thank You
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eats Sounds-side
    MIckD
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Enjoyed a great dinner with a friend! The gnocchi with lobster and crab was fabulous. If I'm in Seattle again, Cutter's will be on the itinerary....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Roy the waiter was amazing. Very nice and courteous
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.